In addition to BTN’s week-long television coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi, the network’s creative and digital team will also look to leave its mark on the Windy City ahead of Wednesday’s opening tip-off. In partnership with creative and media agency Fallon, Chicago’s iconic Daley Plaza has been transformed into a basketball-themed playground. Open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and located at 50 W. Washington Street, a custom-built basketball court will feature 29 school-specific basketball hoops positioned inside a three-point arc adjacent to Chicago’s famous Picasso sculpture. The hoops range in
BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins on Monday, March 11, and includes the tournament’s first 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and a talented lineup of broadcasters and analysts on-site for the finale of the Big Ten season. Game broadcasts: BTN is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the Big Ten Tournament. The broadcast pairings feature veteran play-by-play voices and analysts, including a Friday evening trio of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline). Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Shon Morris (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will
In conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, BTN today announced its complete television schedule for the 2018-19 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. BTN will air at least 132 men’s basketball games, including 77 conference games and 10 Big Ten Tournament games. The network will also broadcast at least 68 women’s basketball games, featuring four ACC-Big Ten Challenge matchups alongside 12 conference tournament games, including both semifinals. The men’s schedule begins with non-conference action on Nov. 6 as the Indiana Hoosiers and heralded freshman Romeo Langford host Chicago State, and continues with the inaugural U.S. Bank Stadium Basketball Classic on Nov.
BTN and BTN Originals today announced First Dance, chronicling the historic 2016-17 Northwestern men’s basketball season, will premiere on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11 p.m. ET/10 p.m. CT following NU’s game against Minnesota on BTN. The documentary takes an inside look at the Wildcats’ resilience, struggles and triumphs en route to the first NCAA Tournament berth in program history. The trailer can be found here: www.btn.com/firstdance. For the first 78 years of the NCAA Tournament, which began in 1939, the Northwestern Wildcats watched March Madness at home with the rest of America. As a new season dawned in the fall
Coming off a season in which three Big Ten teams reached the Sweet 16 , BTN’s 2017-18 men’s basketball schedule will feature more than 75 conference matchups in addition to at least 49 non-conference battles. For the first time in history, BTN will be the exclusive cable home for the men’s Big Ten Tournament, featuring 10 tournament games from Madison Square Garden in New York City. All games can be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go and Fox Sports Go. Conference play on begins on Friday, Dec. 1 with an opening night doubleheader, as Purdue
As the Big Ten Network prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in August, BTN president Mark Silverman today announced what lies ahead of the network at Big Ten Football media days. BTN Programming BTN Tailgate, BTN’s on-campus college football pregame show, will return for its second season and expand to two hours, now airing from 10 a.m. ET to noon ET. Analyst Stanley Jackson will join the crew of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Spice Adams for 10 shows to serve as the home for Big Ten football fans this fall. Big Ten Elite: 2016 Penn State Football will debut
BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Washington D.C., including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Mike Hall and analyst Shon Morris will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be included. At 5 p.m.
Ed Morrow had to sacrifice some childhood freedoms while playing high school ball in Chicago. But his dream of playing in college eventually led back to his hometown in Nebraska.
What are Big Ten basketball rivalries made of? A Rivalry Week edition of The Journey airs Sun. Feb. 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Miles Bridges has next-level bounce to go with a next-level game, and he credits his Flint, Mich., roots for crafting a toughness that led him to Michigan State.